Russian Ballet

The Bolshoi theatre

The State Academic  Bolshoi theatre

The best way to get acquainted  with Moscow opera and ballet stars is to visit  the Bolshoi Theatre in the heart of Moscow .

The State Academic  Bolshoi theatre  was founded in 1776, but the building was constructed only  in 1780. It began its history as Imperial theatre . During the 19-th century it was rebuilt several times . The present building with  its eight columns  portico  was built in 1856 . The Theatre is over 200 years old  and has played an outstanding role in the development  of Russian ballet and opera . The Bolshoi theatre is associated  with the names  of famous  singers  like  Sobinov , Shaliapin, Nezhdanova and well-known  ballerinas  like Ulanova , Plisetskaya , Bessmertnova and  others Years have brought  universal recognition  to the Bolshoi Theatre . Both the ballet and opera  companies , with several hundred  artists   among them  perform  a range  of best  Russian and foreign works . The Bolshoi Theatre  is not the only one   ballet and opera  theatre in our  city . There are many other theatre which perform  classic  ballets and opera as well as modern  and progressive ones .  The Musical theatre of Stanislavsky is the nearest competitor   for the  Bolshoi theatre .  But still nobody can take place  number one . The Bolshoi passionately   keeps old traditions of  scenography  and performing Art . It renews old  classic  ballets and operas . All remakes are very accurate. Grigirovish is the pride  of today’s ballet  Art . His Swan Lake is timeless as well as Tchaikovsky music . The Bolshoi’s  Traviata is another pride and masterpiece performing on famous stage .

You can try to get  tickets  using their website . You need to register first and follow their instructions .

Swan Lake Tchaikovsky   “Four little swans dance”

Maya Plisetskaya  ” Dying Swan”

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